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will america do to stop a madman. >> i am a supporter of the second amendment. but i believe it's time for us to move a different direction. >> and the congresswoman who lost her husband in the long island railroad shooting. >>> also, i'll go one-on-one with a gun advocate who said that lawmakers who vote for gun control have blood on their hands. could he be serious? >>> and why the second amendment doesn't say what you think 2 does. >>> plus a class gunned down, a teacher to protect them. main who lost his daughter. >> they believe that because the problem is guns the answer is guns. it's simply ridiculous. >> we'll go inside the mind of a killer. what dr. oz thinks we should do about mental illness. >> i think we need a homeland security approach to mental illness. thirst is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, final farewells today for two more 6-year-olds, victims of the terrible attacks in sandy hook. jessica rekos was a little girl who loved horses and asked santa for cowgirl boots and cowboy hat and james mattioli who asked once how old do i have to be to sing on stage. president
the minute money department of corrections, mass murder in america was most severe in 1929. in recent years, there were 32 mass killings in the 1980s, 42 in 9 '90s and 26s in the first decade of this century. according to the department of justice, murders of school age children have declined by 42% in the past 15 years. the latest stats show 1% of the murdered kids died at school. now, that's not to diminish the horrible crimes we have seen in connecticut and other places recently. all americans should understand that violence like that harms america's image throughout the world and we do have a gun culture here. no question about it. if the feds can tighten up gun laws without violating constitutional rights, they should do so. is it legal is one glaring question. how could the mother of the killer have acquired an ar 15 when connecticut has tough gun law? to build a build country, a safer country, we don't need knee jerk reactions after heinous crimes. we need smart solutions. listen to this exchange at the white house yesterday. >> you name one thing the president has done in the last f
.8 million new guns were sold across america last year, though. as david mattingly shows, the shooting here in newtown has actually just in the past few days, you can already see this, it's stunning, accelerated gun sales. >> reporter: almost 1,000 miles away from newtown, connecticut, gun owners rush to buy more guns. why are you in here today? >> i was looking for a gun that i have wanted for a long time and just wanted to get it before possible changes. >> reporter: at this gun shop and firing range north of atlanta, already brisk holiday sales have suddenly bumped up even more. customers fearing future gun restrictions from congress are looking to buy now. >> me and my brother collect weapons and we have plenty of hand guns and shotguns and only one assault rifle. with all the new talk of new legislation going on to assault rifles, really, you know, i definitely want to get a few more before something may happen. >> reporter: what's the largest clip you can put in there? gun collector rudy orlando is specifically looking to buy the ar-15, semi-automatic rifle similar to the one used in
in urban areas and rural areas. and the fact is, the vast majority of gun owners in america are responsible. they buy their guns legally, and they use them safely, whether for hunting or sports shooting, collection, or protection. but, you know what, i am also betting that the majority, the vast majority, of responsible, law-abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say we should be able to keep an irresponsible law-breaking few from buying a weapon of war. i'm willing to bet that they don't think using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas, that an unbalanced man shouldn't be able to get his hands on a military-style assault rifle so easily, that in this age of technology, we should be able to check someone's criminal records before he or she can check out at a gun show. that if we work harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities like the one in newtown or any of the lesser-known tragedies that visit small towns and big cities all across america every day. since friday morning, a police officer was gunned down in memphis, l
tragedy like newtown. and his choice of vice president biden signals a robust effort to confront america's foremost gun lobbyists. >> the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. and i would expect that they've been impacted by this as well. and hopefully they'll do some self-reflection. >> indeed. self-reflection is something joe biden's recommended as well. confronted by a particularly zealous gun advocate during the youtube presidential debate in 2011. >> tell me your position on gun control as myself and other americans really want to know if our babies are safe. this is my baby. purchased under the 1994 gun ban. >> i tell you what, if that's his baby. he needs help. i think he just made an admission against self-interest. i don't know that he's mentally qualified to own that gun. >> the vice president went on to deliver an em passioned defense of gun control to keep citizens safe from lethal weapons falling into the wrong hands. scripting the federal assault weapons ban. all of which earned mr. biden his "f" rating from the nra. the nra is prepared to off
." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in new york. let me start tonight by talking about america. the preamble of our constitution addresses two areas of security. one is to provide for the common defense against foreign enemies. the second is to ensure domestic tranquility from violence from within. it is impossible to imagine the congress of the united states ignoring the first of these imperatives. an act of omission that would leave us open to foreign attack and invasion. tragically, we can't say the same about attacks on the country's domestic tranquility. what has the congress done to protect the country? nothing. and here's the question. when will we refuse as citizens to settle for, accept, live with a congress that fails to act in the face of such a demonstrated vulnerability? if not now, after this, when? next week? next month? next year? next what? and if not us, who in this world is going to demand action to protect americans? joining me now is u.s. senator dick durbin of illinois. i want to read something from you which is very impressive, and it's in the op-ed pages
is not clear. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> hi, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the president said he would to everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people including 20 young first-graders at a connecticut elementary school. we're told he will announce the effort today. it will happen a couple hours from now. bill: steve centanni from the white house. what do we expect there, steve? >> reporter: well, bill, we expect the president and vice president joe biden come into the briefing room in a couple hours and begin process gathering information from inside their administration to formulate new policy, any kind of policy. any idea that could prevent this kind of mass violence, these kind of school shootings to happen in the future. this cops as newt town, connecticut, deals with the mass shooting. the yesterday administration officials met with a father of a teenager killed in the 1999 columbine shooting in colorado. monday the president met with members of his cabinet to gather ideas what might be done in the areas of men
the bully pulpit. if there is ever a humanitarian mission here in this congress or in america for a bully pulpit, it has to be this. we have to have emotion to overcome. just a slight example eliot i want to press on because i knew these individuals. the dixiecrats that president johnson had to work with, they were standing in the way. they were not going to pass or move on the 64 civil rights act or the '65 voting rights act which gave the opportunity for a young lady named barbara jordan to come the united states congress. but they were not going to move. if any of us -- why don't we send all of the congress to see lincoln. we need a lincolnesque moment. we need a johnson moment. we need to respond to the surge and that surge needs to overcome the procedural hastert posture and actually the speaker needs to be able to lead on this question. what will america do together to answer this question? i'm going to be getting statistics to show us that when we had the assault weapons ban it has been documented that the
. >> also in washington, washington anchor for "bbc world news america" katty kay. >> no pieces, sorry. >> you'll write one next time. thank you. so we've got a lot to get to this morning. >> a lot to talk about today. >> those exceptions, what are you talking about? >> just in the conversation about everything you thought there were two exceptions. >> rick perry, governor of texas, and -- >> is it bob -- >> they said we need to -- we need to arm teachers. >> we have to think about it. >> somebody in the school with a gun. >> guns in school. that's great. you know what? this gelts me thinking, right? >> really? >> so that's what we're going to take care of last friday. so the shooting in the mall in oregon. >> yeah. >> i'm thinking maybe if we arm like the people that do the smoothies and whatever. >> or the sun glaglass hut thea or movie theater, the kid that give you popcorn. >> spencer's gifts. okay that doesn't make a lot of sense. >> that's an answer. come on. by the way, bock b mcdonald, a i like and respect, bob mcdonald -- i like him and agree with him 90% of the time. on this
. we do know this, they will not say what is best for america. they will only say what they think is best for the nra. loud ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. . >>> i have never seen the nra under the kind of pressure they are under tonight. they are desperately trying to figure out what they will say at their press conference on monday. we'll have much more on the nra, including tonight's re-write. and the fiscal cliff is still approaching, and luckily we have ezra klein to explain the latest, john boehner's plan b. coming up. well, if it isn't mr. margin. mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out
we know america is with newtown. and everywhere i go, again, people are expressing their grief and their sympathies. i will be back in connecticut for the next number of funerals that i have attended, as well as the three days. and i will live forever with the sights and sounds, with the cries of anguish and grief of parents who emerged from that sandy hook firehouse knowing on friday early evening that they would never see their babies, beautiful children who went to school that day ready to build ginger men and learn their abcs. the brutality of this crime on children so young i think has touched something very deep and profound in america. and i hope we can seize this moment. >> senator richard blumenthal of connecticut, thank you so much for your time tonight, sir. good luck. >> thanks. >> all right. we've got lots more ahead. stay with us. >>> we have some breaking news to report at this hour. this news is just coming in right now. it's the independent panel in washington that has been investigating the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi in libya on september 11th of
. >> robert bork's america is a land in which women would be forced into back alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids and schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution. >> so, the gloves are off. from the get-go. democrats portrayed robert bork as this right wing zealot. republicans counter the democrats had liberal allies, they mounted this massive smear campaign. listen to this. this is how the weeks of debate concluded. >> the opponents of judge bork have to stick by their guns and stick together. there is safety in numbers. wolves know it and interest groups know it. and senators apparently know it. >> all of us who have sat there, not just members of the committee, but members of the senate, and let these ads go on and let this trashing going on and let this good man be characterized as some sort of frankenstein's monster without raising a voice against it, all of us are accomplices. >> i heard this morning lynch mobs, i heard from another senator this morning, $15 million ad campaigns. where i
that that effort will begin now. >> america's first freedom and the other nra magazines were saying quite strongly before the election that once obama gets past the election, he is going to take the first opportunity for some terrorist event or notorious crime and start coming after the second amendment. that was -- that prediction of wayne la pierre and others is, unfortunately, proven to be exactly right. >> so while a seemingly change be in tone based on what the nra talked about on their -- what's going to come on friday in their news conference, what they are putting online each night in their nra news program seems to be consistent with where they have stood on these positions before, whether it's assault weapons, bans, gun-free zones, whatnot. it will be interesting to watch what they have to say on friday and who speaks for the organization on friday. >>> finally, secretary of state hillary clinton has largely been teflon in all the scrutiny on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi but that may be ending now. last night an independent report by the accountability review board issued
killing like that, little 6 and 7-year-olds, there is not a single republican in america, in elected office, not going to step up and say something? >> i think that says something in itself. >> i think it is time to talk, guys. one way or the other, where do you stand on this issue? >> joining me this morning is connecticut congressman joe courtney. good to have you here. the president is speaking in 45 minutes from now to announce this new interagency task force on gun control. he's not expected to announce any new specific gun regulation policy proposals, however, does this suggest to you that some serious policy is coming and coming soon? >> it does. the difference in the political landscape in six days, you know, is dramatic. that's really, i think, not an overstatement. when i was there sunday night at the interfaith vigil, when he was talking, he was very clear. he was not reading a speech or talking points, this was really coming from the heart, and he had a look in his face when he came in, and on that stage, which showed that this is different. this is -- it better be differ
on this very topic. it found more guns doesn't equal fewer mass shootings. it points out, quote, america now has 300 million firearms, a barrage of nra-backed gun laws and record casualties for mass killers. the site quits dr. stephen hargarten at the medical college of wisconsin. he says, quote, armed civilians attempting to intervene are actually more likely to increase the bloodshed given that civilian shooters are less likely to hit their targets than police in these circumstances. even police officers aren't expert marksmen in the heat of battle. remember the chaotic scene at the empire state building last august in new york city? new york police officers confronted a gunman. in the process wounded nine innocent bystanders. would my first grade teacher, mrs. van horn, be a better shot? talk back question for you this morning. should teachers be armed? facebook.com/carolcnn. facebook.com/carolcnn. your responses a little later. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that
majority of gun owners in america are responsible, they buy their guns legally and they use them safely. whether for hunting or sport shooting, collection or protection. but i'm also betting the majority, the vast majority of responsible law-abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say we should be able to keep any responsible lawbreaking few from buying a weapon of war. i'm willing to bet they don't think using a gun and using a common sense or incompatible ideas. that and on balance branch not able to get his hands and military style assault rifle so easily. that in this age of technology we should be able to check someone's criminal records before he or she can check out at a gun show. that if we work harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there'll be fewer atrocities like the one in newtown for any of the lesser-known tragedies that visit small towns and big cities all across america every day. since friday morning, police officer was gunned down in memphis leaving four children without their mother. two officers were killed outside a grocery store in tope
around the country today, every corner of this united states of america bringing you the news of the day. not only that, giving you a chance to sound off. we will put the microphone in your hands. you can tell us what these issues all mean to you. good to see you. thank you so much for joining united states. we are coming to you live from our nation's capitol. our studio right here on capitol hill. just down the street from the united states capitol building. we can see it from here, and they can hear us from there. and hear your voice as well. give us a call at 866-55-press. join the conversation. we will have the first time callers, an army of operate orders standing by to take your calls. follow us on twitter at bp show at bp show or facebook.com/bill press show. we got the remnant, the holiday remnants. >> no remnants here peter chooses not to be here, that's on him. we are doing just fine. >> bill: peter chose his family over spending this holiday week with us. >> dan: some people are not dedicated to the cause >> bill: i can't under
. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. than a whole box of this other stuff... and that much freshness is gonna take some getting used to... [ sniffing ] yep. it's amazing what a single scoop of gain freshness can do. >>> welcome back, everybody. a comprehensive report about cancer risks stemming from exposure to the post 9/11 world trade center site seems to ask more questions than it actually answers. the study by new york city's health department suggests possible links with prostate, thyroid and a type of blood cancer, as well. but finds relatively few cancer cases among the nearly 56,000 folks who were studied. even the head of the study says the results "should be interpreted with caution." >>> more than a dozen fraternity members surrende
that have become iconic in america's bizarre and shameful epidemic of gun violence. >> reporter: public outrage over the massacre has also emboldened members of congress to challenge the power of the gun lobby. >> the political power is much like the wizard of oz. they're bullies. and what's most important is, they really don't represent their membership. the members are overwhelmingly in favor of responsible use of guns and responsible rules. >> reporter: feelings are running very high after this tragedy. of course, there's been a lot of talk of a turning point. the president today will announce that he's putting vice president biden in charge of a process to look at possible new legislation. but, look, change doesn't happen quickly in washington. there have been about a dozen attempts to bring back the assault weapons ban. they've all failed in congressional committee. and the national rifle association spent $17 million this year to influence legislation and public opinion. it'll be looking out for its interests long after the outrage subsides. charlie, norah? >> bill plante, thanks.
association of america, the statement said, is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we were shocked, saddened and heart broken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. around senator feinstein, the democrat who proposes to ban more than 100 kinds of firearms, the nra is preparing to draw red lines, a key provision in the feinstein bill would limit the number of rounds that could be loaded into semiautomatic weapons. and industry sources say that would prove very expensive to gun manufacturers. senator manchin, the gun friendly democrat from virginia relie detectorred last month spoke with president obama today and afterward urged his nra friends not to, quote, vilify those who talked to the other side. at the same time, democratic senator claire mccaskill of missouri, one of the top ten states for gun ownership background checks struck a different posture. >> everyone walks around, too many, worried about their nra score. they scoreed, nomination. they
. and i held these believes america has -- with guns. it is part of american history. gun owners and people who handle guns, they know how to keep them safe and be responsible. our politicians will do whatever they can to make sure our kids are safe. and to know every time something like columbine, at virginia tech, or aurora were happening, i would avert my eyes and i will still think that something will be done. but all of those police were shattered on friday -- the leafs were shattered on friday. i think we all need to speak up. >> andrei nikitchyuk of newtown, connecticut, in washington to speak out for gun control. we will be back in a moment. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with nermeen shaikh. >> we stand the nation's capital as we turn of the so-called fiscal cliff till that could come to a vote as early as thursday. on monday, the white house issued a new offer to house republicans. the proposed leaving lower tax rates in place for everyone except those earning $400,000 and above, up from the $25
for a second time here. the magazine calls him both the symbol and architect of this new america. that was a quote. also on the list was mala malala yousufzal, the teenager, the pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the taliban. number three, the successor to apple's steve jobs, tim cook. i'm brooke baldwin in the cnn headquarters in atlanta. in the meantime, we go to wolf blitzer. >>. hey, wolf. >> brooke, thank you very much. president obama challenging washington to do something about gun control. >> summon even one tiny iota of the courage that the teachers, the principal in newtown showed on friday. >>> finally, some real answers about the benghazi attack that killed four americans. we now know more than reason for the grossly inadequate security. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with president obama's call to action against what he calls the national epidemic of gun violence amid the trauma over the newtown school massacre, he has put vice president biden in charge of the agenda that could be submitted to congress next month. and a growing num
the architect of this new america. in the next hour we're going to talk to michael scherer who wrote the cover story for "time" magazine and why they've chosen the president to be "time" magazine person of the year. >>> state department under fire in a blistering new report about systemic failures that led up to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. details from a new and scathing report is just ahead. >>> blizzard warnings for this morning for the midwest. snow is already falling in denver. we'll tell you what you need to know if you're traveling. know if you're traveling. back in a moment. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com yeah we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. and i relieve nasal congestion. overachiever. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new global account from schwab, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i hunt down opportunities around the w
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